A Beautiful View

So, I’m a bit behind with WordPress’s Writing 101. The challenge for Day 2 was to describe a view with the twist to organize it around a setting.

This task was a bit hard. I don’t usually write descriptors like this. Hope I stayed true to the task. To see the full Day 2 challenge description click HERE.

Feedback is always welcome.
“Beautiful,” I said. I never would have done this until I met Jackson.

He had been after me for two years. “You’ll love it,” he’d say.

He planned his vacation around mine. He told me that he wanted us to do something together.

He woke me long before sunrise, which I didn’t appreciate. After all it’s my vacation and I hadn’t planned on getting out of bed before noon. I begrudgingly stumbled out of bed and mumbled something inaudible even to myself. Once I had dressed I met him in the kitchen where he was waiting for me at the kitchen table with this ridiculous grin on his face.

“You ready to go sunshine.”

“Where are we going? And why do we have to leave so early?”

“It’s a surprise.”

I stumbled out of the house and into the car and I believe as soon as I sat down I was asleep again.

When I awoke we had driven for about an hour when he pulled over he told me to get out. He shuffled me down a path of overgrown grass and weeds. This was the first time I ever felt scared with him. He told me to sit on a moss-covered rock. I knew this was going to be end. All I could think of is: I’ve been dating a murderer for two years and any minute he’s going to chop my head off.

I apologized for what I don’t know, I just thought it was the appropriate thing to do.

“What are you apologizing for?”

“I don’t know.”

“Well, stop it and look,” he said as he guided my eyes with his finger.

It was beautiful.

I watched intensely as the rays punched through the clouds. It was a perfectly round golden-yellow ball with an orange halo.


Before punching their way through the clouds some of the rays cast red, yellow, orange and even pink shadows on the clouds before showing their golden to pale yellow hues.

This golden orb and its rays shimmered across the water and cast a reflection so perfectly projected that I don’t think Hollywood with all its computers could recreate.

I sat on that mossy rock enamored and in awe of its beauty. It made me feel safe and warm.

“See, I told you you’d love it,” Jackson said with the biggest smile I’d ever seen.

I nodded, threw my arms around him, and whispered “Thank you.”


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2 responses to “A Beautiful View”

  1. Dyanne Pauline says :

    Wow, this is beautiful. You seem to be a great writer. 🙂


    • daily shorts says :

      Thanks Dyanne for the kind words. I’m constantly learning and challenging myself with my writing. It’s fun to use my imagination and go somewhere else. Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂


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